Documentary films

WALCHENSEE FOREVER

2020
A documentary by Janna Ji Wonders

In co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, funded by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and DFFF.

World sales handled by Deckert Distribution,
German distribution by Farbfilm Verleih

IN GERMAN CINEMAS Jan 28, 2021!


LOGLINE
In her documentary family saga WALCHENSEE FOREVER, director Janna Ji Wonders embarks on a voyage of discovery spanning a century: she takes us from the family café at the Bavarian Walchensee to San Francisco to the infamous „Summer of Love“. She discovers the secrets of her family to track down their role in the generation chain. It is a timeless family story about the search for identity, self-realization, love, pain, dependence, loss, psychosis, birth, death… It is a film about the cycle of life.

TEAM
Writer & Director: Janna Ji Wonders
Editor: Anja Pohl
Co-Writer: Nico Woche
Cinematographers: Sven Zellner, Janna Ji Wonders und Anna Werner
Music: Markus Acker und Cico Beck
Producers: Martin Heisler, Katharina Bergfeld, Nadja Smith
Commissioning editors: Petra Felber, Fatima Abdollahyan (BR)


WORLD PREMIERE
Berlinale 2020, Perspektive Deutsches Kino
    ★ Winner Kompass-Perspektive-Award

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
• Thessaloniki IDD, Greece, 2020
    ★ Golden Alexander Newcomers Award
• DOK.fest Music @home, 2020
• Istanbul IFF, Turkey, 2020
• Biografilm, Italy, 2020
    ★ Best Film Unipol Award
• Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Germany, 26.8.-9.9.2020
• DocAviv Filmfest, Israel, postponed to Sept 03.-12., 2020
• Taiwan IDF, postponed to Spring 2021

AWARDS
★ Bavarian Film Award, Best Documentary, 2019
★ Berlinale Kompass-Perspektive-Preis, 2020
★ Golden Alexander Newcomers Award, Thessaloniki 2020
★ Best Film Unipol Award, Italien 2020
★ German Cinematographers Award/ Best Editing, 2020
✩ Nomination for German Documentary Award, 2020